Hillbilly Elegie

Author : J. D. Vance
ISBN : 9783843715775
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Armut und Chaos, Resignation und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: In diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA – entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft und damit anfällig für die einfachen Lösungen von Populisten. Früher konnten sich die „Hillbillys“, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter etwa aus Ohio oder Kentucky, erhoffen, kraft ihrer Arbeit zu bescheidenem Wohlstand zu kommen. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien auch die Arbeiterfamilien in eine Abwärtsspirale, aus der die meisten bis heute keinen Ausweg finden. J. D. Vance ist es anhand der Geschichte seiner Familie wie keinem anderen gelungen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Hillbilly Elegy

Author : J. D. Vance
ISBN : 9780062300560
Genre : Social Science
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal "Essential reading."—David Brooks, New York Times From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance’s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history. A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.
Category: Social Science

Die Abwicklung

Author : George Packer
ISBN : 9783104006673
Genre : History
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2013 und SPIEGEL-BESTSELLER Niemand kann mit Sicherheit sagen, wann die Abwicklung begann – wann die Bürger Amerikas zum ersten Mal spürten, dass die Bande sich lösten. Dass der Glaube an die gemeinsame Zukunft nicht mehr gültig ist. Doch irgendwann bemerkten es alle: Tammy, Fabrikarbeiterin, Dean Price, gläubiger Kleinunternehmer, Matt, Irak-Kriegsveteran, aber auch die vermeintlichen Gewinner wie Oprah Winfrey, Rapper Jay-Z oder der PayPal-Gründer Peter Thiel. Das große Versprechen von Glück und Wohlstand für alle gilt nicht mehr. Institutionen und Werte sind ausgehöhlt. Es zählt nur noch eine Macht: das organisierte Geld. Mittels eindringlicher Portraits schafft der preisgekrönte Autor George Packer eine einzigartige literarische Collage, die eine Nation in Auflösung zeigt. Das große Sachbuch, das über Amerika hinaus auch uns die wesentliche Frage stellt: In welcher Welt wollen wir leben?
Category: History

Summary Of Hillbilly Elegy

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Summary of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance | Includes Analysis Preview: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by JD Vance is an account of the struggles of white working-class Americans in the post-industrial United States. The author offers a message of hope by telling the story of how he went from growing up poor in Ohio’s Rust Belt to graduating from Yale Law School. James David (JD) Vance’s family is of Scots-Irish descent. His people have a long history of enduring poverty and hardship. Since the eighteenth century in the United States, the Scots-Irish have been plantation workers, sharecroppers, miners, and factory and millworkers. Many settled or have roots in Appalachia. Other Americans sometimes consider JD’s people “hillbillies, rednecks, or white trash.” [1] As industrial manufacturing has declined in recent decades, hillbillies have been hit especially hard. JD was born in Middletown, Ohio, but his first real home was with his grandparents in Jackson, Kentucky… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance | Includes Analysis · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.
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Summary Hillbilly Elegy By J D Vance A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis

Author : Alpha Minds
ISBN : 9781365778445
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This book summary is created for individuals who want to flesh out the essential contents but are too busy to go through the entire book. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Best selling author of “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis”, Yale Law School alumna and ex-Marine J.D. Vance shares his dramatic representations of how the elite, middle-class, and underprivileged all struggled together in a society which paved the way as to what present-day America is like today. “Hillbilly Elegy” is truly a compelling book to read. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!
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Summary And Analysis Of Hillbilly Elegy A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis 1

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ISBN : 9781504044868
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Hillbilly Elegy tells you what you need to know—before or after you read J.D. Vance’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Hillbilly Elegy includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Character profiles Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance: Hillbilly Elegy is both an honest, heartbreaking memoir about what it’s really like to grow up in poverty and strife and a searing, thought-provoking take on the growing class divide in America. Hillbilly Elegy touches on how, as a country, we got here—and what, must be done to reverse the damage. As Ivy League–educated lawyer and Sillicon Valley principal J.D. Vance looks back on his childhood in Jackson, Kentucky, and Ohio, he recalls a youth marred by violence, poverty, and substance abuse, but also one of deep love and family loyalty. He tackles difficult questions about social class, upward mobility, and what it means to feel disenfranchised in your own country. His highly personal account guides readers to an understanding of rural conservatives, and how an entire segment of people transformed from New Deal democrats to right-wing Republicans. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
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Summary Of Hillbilly Elegy

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"I grew up in a world where everyone worried about how they'd pay for Christmas. Now I live in one where opportunities abound for the wealthy and privileged to shower their generosity on the community's poor." - J.D. Vance "No matter our financial position, our family somehow managed to spend just more than we had on holiday shopping. We didn't qualify for credit cards, but there were many ways to spend money you didn't have." - J.D. Vance "Some people may conclude that I come from a clan of lunatics. But the stories made me feel like hillbilly royalty, because these were classic good-versus-evil stories, and my people were on the right side. My people were extreme, but extreme in the service of something- defending a sister's honor or ensuring that a criminal paid for his crimes." - J.D. Vance "The truth is hard, and the hardest truths for hill people are the ones they must tell about themselves. Jackson is undoubtedly full of the nicest people in the world; it is also full of drug addicts and at least one man who can find the time to make eight children but can't find the time to support them. It is unquestionably beautiful, but its beauty is obscured by the environmental waste and loose trash that scatters the countryside." - J.D. Vance What Will You Learn from Reading This Book What life is truly like for families of the South, Appalachia, and the Rust Belt. The core of the issues that have plagued working-class whites and "hillbillies" for decades in America. How the author was able to overcome those issues and become a successful graduate of Yale Law School What "Hillbilly culture" truly is and how it has contributed to the stagnation of a large portion of the country. How the psychological effects of adverse childhood experiences continue to affect many of them throughout their entire lives. That it is possible to escape the bonds of your social class no matter where you come from. And so much more! ***Don't miss J.D. Vance's riveting, best-selling memoir, "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis." Vance's book takes an insider's perspective on the decline of lower and middle-class America through his own strikingly personal story.*** Book Summary Overview Hillbilly Elegy is a powerful, riveting memoir that tells us about J.D. Vance's journey from a young, troubled boy to a graduate of Yale Law School. He grew up in Appalachia - in a small town that was drug-torn and filled with misery. It's very difficult to discern the discontent and rage coming from the working-class whites in modern America, but this book helps you understand why they behave the way they do. Yes, they may seem like a 'bunch of lunatics, ' but at the end of the day, they are just like us. They do love their country and can do anything to save their honor. They cannot handle the slightest insult thrown at their family members and are extremely protective even though they lead dysfunctional lives. The hillbilly men and women are easily ignored and this adds to their resentment. They have limited choices, and many of them are single mothers who get pregnant at a very young age. Children who grow up in these families often suffer for their entire lives simply because they can't get over their childhood trauma. But, despite all these obstacles, there are many who make it and live the American Dream. If the working-class whites want to progress anywhere, they need to first recognize the faults in themselves, and though it's not easy to be fixed, it's important to realize that it's never too late to try. Own Your Copy Today!

Trivia To Hillbilly Elegy By J D Vance Limited Edition

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Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage to do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
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Merkur Deutsche Zeitschrift F R Europ Isches Denken 2017 07

Author : Christian Demand
ISBN : 9783608111422
Genre : Fiction
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Im Aufmacher des Julihefts (Nr. 818) stellt Christoph Möllers die provokante Frage, ob die besorgten Bürger der liberalen westlichen Demokratien den Aufstieg populistischer Bewegungen, über den sie sich gegenwärtig wundern, nicht womöglich durch langdauernde Politik- und Parteienabstinenz selbst mit befördert haben. Didier Eribon, seit dem phänomenalen Erfolg seines Buchs Rückkehr nach Reims auch in Deutschland ein Star der intellektuellen Szene, erzählt im Interview mit Peter Rehberg über den „Verrat“ an seinem proletarischen Herkunftsmilieu. Carlos Spoerhase macht sich Gedanken, weshalb Autoren wie Eribon, die über soziale Ausgrenzungserfahrungen berichten, derzeit auf so viel Resonanz stoßen. Und Rembert Hüser, der in Frankfurt lebt, wo er auch als Professor tätig ist, wundert sich über die Selbstverständlichkeit, mit der so viele andere Akademiker/innen in ganz Deutschland Pendlerexistenzen auf sich nehmen, nur um am Wochenende in Berlin leben zu können. Eva Behrendt gibt sich in ihrer Theaterkolumne alle Mühe, die Konturen von Frank Castorfs Frauenbild liebevoll nachzuzeichnen, wozu sie dem Regisseur allerdings einiges an Selbstironie unterstellen muss. Roland Reichenbach hält Authentizität für ein fragwürdiges soziales Ideal, das besonders in der Schule deutlich mehr Schaden als Nutzen stiftet. Marcus Twellmann befasst sich mit der Multispezies Matsutake, einem Pilz, von dem man lernen könnte. Michael Neumann fragt, wie viel Distanz zum Gegenstand in der Kultur- und Literaturgeschichte möglich, nötig und vor allem sinnvoll ist. Andreas Huyssen erzählt davon, wie die Frankfurter Schule zum Schreckgespenst der Ultrakonservativen in den USA wurde und weshalb sie heute erst recht durch deren Köpfe spukt. Der zweite Teil seiner Serie „Hausbesuche“ führt David Wagner nach Barcelona, wo ein Freund mit direktem Blick auf die Rambla wohnt, die nächtliche Aufmarschallee für Pauschaltouristen und Hütchenspieler. Und Harry Walter widmet sich in seiner Kolumne der seltsamen Wirkung stereoskopischer Fotografien.
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